Scholarship Award Ceremony

Join Us Online for the “Pathways to Success” Award Ceremony

Every year, the New Haven Schools Foundation holds a celebration luncheon event honoring the students who will receive scholarships from community organizations and individuals. For the Class of 2020, a record-breaking $175,475 in scholarships will be awarded, thanks to our generous sponsors.

2020 Scholarship Awards – Virtual Event

Date: May 21, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
Place: Virtual event to be held online via Zoom. 

PREREGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED. You are still welcome to attend the event. 

Zoom Access:

Use this link to join Zoom Meeting at the start time.

Meeting ID: 829 6552 7073
Password: college
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IMPORTANT Schedule Notes:

Breakout sessions – We have been testing pre-assigned breakout rooms with mixed results. We will do our best on Thursday to match students with sponsors. Our backup plan is to use random assignments. We hope you’ll enjoy it either way.

  • 11:30 AM – Doors open to breakout sessions. When pre-registered guests enter the meeting, we will move you into a breakout room. We will try to pair scholarship recipients and their guests with their scholarship sponsors so you can meet each other. We have never done this before, so we hope you will forgive any glitches. It may take a few minutes, and we ask for your patience. Please login at 11:30 to allow enough time to talk.
  • 12:00 PM – Main session opens. All breakout sessions will automatically close at 12:00 PM and you will be moved into the main session for the rest of the program. Anyone joining Zoom at 12:00 or later will enter the main session.


The Art and Cheryl Kuhlmann Award will be given to an exemplary scholarship sponsor. In 2020, the award will be presented to the Kitayama Family, who have provided scholarships to New Haven students for over 30 years..

Our Keynote Speaker is Connie Wun, PhD., a graduate of the James Logan High School Class of 1995. Dr. Wun is a renowned speaker and educator whose work focuses on race, gender, equity, and power.

We encourage everyone to log in early so that the event can begin on time.

Scholarship recipients will be excused from school by requesting a pass from their House office.